SP in Schools project 2017 Low Res V2

Response-to-Intervention and literacy difficulties

RTI tier

Speech pathology roles

A small proportion of students will inevitably have more severe difficulties learning to read and spell. These students require Tier 3 intervention which is more individualised and typically lasts for extended periods of time. These students should receive evidence-based Tier 3 intervention in order for optimal language and literacy gains to be realised. Tier 3 intervention is more individualised to the student’s needs and is delivered one-to-one or perhaps in a smaller group with other students who have similar intervention goals and importantly, should be provided with greater intensity. For many students, the activities and strategies are similar to Tier 2 however there is: • increased frequency of sessions per week, • increased length of sessions, • increased duration of the intervention from start to finish, and • increased instructor expertise.

Tier 3 Individual intervention and support

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